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Football in Winston-Salem

What's fall without a weekly dose of college football? Though the temperatures are finally cooling off, the gridiron begins to heat up as fans fill BB&T Field and Bowman Gray Stadium to see their favorite teams go helmet to helmet.  Home to the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons and the Winston-Salem State University Rams, Winston-Salem showcases a football game nearly every weekend this fall and in some cases a double dose!  The 2018 football season is sure to be a great one in Winston-Salem. Learn more about each team, their schedules and how you can seamlessly turn Saturday's game into a tailgate weekend in Winston-Salem.

Wake Forest University Demon Deacons

Wake Forest enters an exciting season of ACC football and their fifth season of the Dave Clawson era. The defending Belk Bowl champions opened their 2018 season with a win against against Tulane University Thursday, Aug. 30 at Yulman Stadium.  

To learn more about Wake Forest football, game times as they are announced, and post-game highlights visit

Wake Forest University Football Schedule (Home games in bold are at BB&T Field):

  • Thursday, August 30 at Tulane; W, 23 - 17
  • Saturday, September 8 vs. Townson; W, 51-20
  • Thursday, September 13 vs. Boston College; L, 41-27
  • Saturday, September 22 vs. Notre Dame; Noon; L, 56-27
  • Saturday, September 29 vs. Rice; W, 56-24 (WFU Family Weekend)
  • Saturday, October 6 vs. Clemson; L, 63-3
  • Saturday, October 20 at Florida State University; L, 38-17
  • Saturday, October 27 at University of Louisville; W, 56-35
  • Saturday, November 3 vs. Syracuse; (Homecoming) L, 41-24 
  • Thursday, November 8 vs. NC State W, 27-23
  • Saturday, November 17 vs. Pittsburgh; L, 34-13
  • Saturday, November 24 vs. Duke at 12:30 p.m.


Winston-Salem State University Rams

The Rams of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) enter their fifth season under the leadership of head coach Kienus Boulware. The Rams opened the 2018 season taking on UNC Pembroke Saturday, September 1 within the friendly confines of Bowman Gray Stadium. See below for the full schedule and be sure to arrive early for tailgating!

Winston-Salem State University Rams (Home games in bold are at Bowman Gray Stadium):

  • Sunday, September 2 vs. UNC Pembroke; W, 23-20 
  • Saturday, September 8 vs Catawba; L, 34-7 
  • Saturday, September 15 vs. Elizabeth City (in Rocky Mount); CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE
  • Saturday, September 22 vs. Virginia Union; L, 27-19
  • Saturday, September 29 at Bowie; L, 20-17
  • Saturday, October 6 at. Johnson C. Smith; W, 34-14
  • Saturday, October 13 vs St. Augustine's; W, 36-6
  • Saturday, October 20 vs. Livingstone; (Homecoming) W, 34-19
  • Saturday, October 27 at Shaw University; L, 26-21
  • Saturday, November 3 at Fayetteville State; W, 51-21

For more information on this year's Rams football team and post-game highlights visit

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